Reflections by comrade Fidel
THE BEST TRIBUTE TO A HERO’S MOTHER
Yesterday, Carmen Nordelo Tejera passed away. She was
the selfless mother of Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, a Hero of the
What’s incredible is that only 12 days ago the Yankee legal system released Santiago Álvarez Fernández-Magriñá, who at the moment of his arrest was in possession of 1500 war weapons, hand grenades and other means to be used in terrorist actions against our people.
It was the second batch of weapons occupied to the
CIA agent who, at the service of the
It would be worthwhile that Barack Obama’s advisors, who
so often broadcast his speeches on television, request and show to the
president a copy of the Cubavision Round Table which analyzed the ridiculous four-year
sentence in a minimum security prison given to Santiago Alvarez for the weapons
seized from him. Worse still, his sanction was reduced after he surrendered to
the US Attorney’s office another batch of weapons larger than the previous one.
The man had also sent a group to infiltrate into
Another terrorist of Cuban descent, Roberto Ferro, an ally of the Posada Carriles’ and Santiago Alvarez’s terrorist Mafia, was arrested on July 1991 with a cache of 300 fire arms, detonators and plastic explosive. He was sentenced to two years in jail. In April 2006, the authorities found in hidden compartments in his house 1571 hand weapons and grenades. He was given a five-year prison sentence.
No matter how much is said it will never be enough to
describe the cynical
Yesterday, our TV Round Table listed Santiago Alvarez crimes while it showed Miami broadcasts where a notorious US agent, Antonio Veciana, related the plans they had to use explosives and bullets to murder Cuban leaders, including Camilo and Che, who were with me at a massive rally of hundreds of thousands of people in front of the old Presidential Palace, or to murder me during a press conference in Chile when I visited President Salvador Allende. Ultimately, as the mercenary himself confessed, the CIA hirelings were overcome by fear. And these were only two of the many assassination plans conceived by the government of that country.
Such misdeeds can be remembered in cold blood except when, as it is the case now, their description coincides with the news of the death, after a lengthy illness, of an honest and brave mother like Carmen Nordelo Tejera whose son has been unfairly given two life-sentences plus 15 years of isolated and cruel incarceration in a high security prison. What pain could be tougher for her than the unjust life-sentence given to his son for crimes he never committed?
It is impossible to lay a wreath on her grave without denouncing once again the repugnant cynicism of the empire.
This combines with another terrible news received
this same afternoon: the official signing of the agreement allowing the United
States to establish seven military bases in the heart of Our America to
threaten not only Venezuela but also every other people in the Center and South
of our hemisphere. This is not the action of the Bush Administration; it is
Barack Obama who’s signing that agreement, in violation of legal,
constitutional and ethical norms, at a moment when the fruits of the nefarious
Yankee military base of Palmerola, in
Never before had the peoples of this hemisphere been so despised.
A country like
For half a century,
We shall not only take flowers to the grave of Carmen Nordelo. We shall keep on restlessly struggling to free Gerardo, Antonio, Fernando, Ramon and Rene, exposing the endless hypocrisy and cynicism of the empire, and defending the truth!
This is the only way to honor the memory of the
legions of mothers and women like her in
Fidel Castro Ruz
November 3, 2009